Nov 28, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
2022-2023 University Catalog

Teacher Education Requirements


Admission to the Purdue Univeresity Teacher Education Program (TEP), at the undergraduate level and graduate postbaccalaureate level, is a distinct and unique admission process, separate from admission to Purdue University.

Summary of Teacher Candidate Requirements

To satisfy Teacher Education Program (TEP) requirements for program completion, teacher candidates will:
  • Attend one required Teacher Education Orientation session conducted by the Office of Teacher Education and Licensure (OTEL) staff members.

  • Submit the TEP Application - Spring semester admission: December 1, Fall semester admission: July 1.

  • Gain admission to TEP. The TEP 2021-2022 Application is required for *Milestone A. A separate application for Student Teaching is NOT required for *Milestone C.

  • Complete the Teaching Beliefs and Mindsets (TBMS) Survey #1 prior to admission to TEP during early field experiences, and the Teaching Beliefs and Mindsets Survey (TBMS) #2 with the TEP Application.

  • Satisfy TEP testing requirements for Student Teaching. Official score reports for all required content tests must be received by OTEL by July 1 for Fall Student Teaching candidates and December 1 for Spring Student Teacher candidates. Code Purdue University (1631) as a score recipient for all exams.

To satisfy licensure requirements, teacher candidates must:
  • Complete all TEP *Milestone E requirements.

  • Complete all program, degree, and state licensure requirements, such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Heimlich Maneuver/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification, Suicide Prevention Certification, successful completion of content tests, and successful completion of the developmental pedagogy test.

  • Complete the Indiana Department of Education online Indiana License Application via the Licensing Verification and Information System (LVIS). The Indiana License Application should be completed after graduation and degree conferral, or program completion. Do not apply until all licensure requirements, including testing, are completed. Indiana License Applications submitted prior to meeting all licensure requirements will be denied. There is no refund for this state level process.

Indiana licensing rules and regulations are subject to change by the Indiana State Board of Education, Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), and/or Indiana legislation.

 


Admission to the Teacher Educator Program (TEP) and Completion Timeline

Prior to admission into the TEP, candidates will:
  • Be admitted to Purdue University.

  • Be admitted as an education program major to the respective academic college (i.e., Colleges of Agriculture, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Science, or Purdue Polytechnic Institute).

  • Be assigned to an academic advisor and consult with this advisor regularly to ensure that the required criteria are met, and coursework and testing are successfully completed in the sequence authorized by the Purdue University Teacher Education Council (TEC).

Suggested Timeline:
  • Remain flexible. The length of time to complete the Purdue University TEP is determined by academic progress and career planning.

  • Additional time may be necessary if the student:
    • Changes majors or transfers,
    • Needs additional time to prepare for and successfully pass required tests,
    • Is increasing grade point average to meet the required TEP standard,
    • Pursues an additional major or licensure area, or
    • Encounters other unknown needs or circumstances.
 

Teacher Education Program (TEP) *Milestone Requirements

Requirements for TEP *Milestone A: Admission
  • Meet all prior Teacher Education *Milestones (if applicable).
  • Complete Prifessional Education courses with a grade of “C” or higher (dependent upon specific program), no “I” (Incomplete) grade, no “Pass/Fail” outside of Spring 2020 COVID exceptions.
  • Complete specified Professional Education Foundation Courses prior to *Milestone A.
  • Satisfy all GPA requirements (overall, professional education, and content - dependent upon specific program).
  • Complete and submit the TEP Application - Deadline Dates: Spring semester admission - December 1, Fall semester admision - July 1.
  • Complete/submit the Teaching Beliefs and Mindsets Survey (TBMS) #1 during early field experiences, and the Teaching Beliefs and Mindsets Survey (TBMS) #2 with the TEP Application.
Requirements for TEP *Milestone B: Student Teaching Placement
  • Meet all prior Teacher Education *Milestones.

  • Gain admission to TEP.

  • Register for the mandatory Student Teaching Clinical Acceptance Process (CAP) Workshop provided by the Office of Clinical Practice (OCP) 12 months BEFORE Student Teaching placement.

    • Pre-Student Teaching practicums and full-time Student Teaching occur over two consecutive semesters.

Requirements for TEP *Milestone C: Student Teaching Entrance
  • Meet all prior Teacher Education *Milestones.

  • Complete Professional Education courses with a grade of “C” or higher, no “I” (Incomplete) grades, no “Pass/Fail” grades outside of Spring 2020 COVID exceptions.

  • Satisfy all GPA requirements (overall, professional education, and content - dependent upon specific program).

  • Meet performance assessments as defined by program faculty via Teacher Education Program course requirements, Assessment Portal, and edTPA.

  • Adhere to the Criminal Background Check Policy.

  • Attempt all required content exam(s) before the Student Teaching semester. Content Test Score Recipt Deadines: December 1 for Spring Student Teaching and July 1 for Fall Student Teaching. Code Purdue University (1631) as a score recipient for ALL exam attempts.

Requirements for TEP *Milestone D: TEP Completion
  • Meet all prior Teacher Education *Milestones.
  • Complete Professional Education courses with a grade of “C” or higher, no “I” (Incomplete) grades, no “Pass/Fail” grades outside of Spring 2020 COVID exceptions.
  • Satisfy all GPA requirements (overall, professional education, and content - dependent on specific program).
  • Meet performance assessments as defined by program faculty via Teacher Education Program course requirements, Assessment Portal, and edTPA.
  • Submit Teaching Beliefs and Mindsets Survey (TBMS) #3 during Student Teaching.
  • Verify degree is conferred on academic record.
Requirements for TEP *Milestone E: Licensure Eligibility and Recommendation
  • Resolve any holds on academic records (if applicable).
  • Successfully complete the required pedagogy exam. Code Purdue University (1631) as a score recipient for ALL exam attempts.
  • Successfully complete all required content exam(s). Code Purdue University (1631) as a score recipient for ALL exam attempts.
  • Complete and upload with your Indiana License Application CPR/Heimlich Maneuver/AED certification or card (must include a hands-on, face-to-face skills demonstration).
  • Complete and upload with your Indiana License Application documentation of Suicide Prevention certification (training must be at least one hour).
  • Submit Indiana License Application online via Licensing Verification and Information System (LVIS) at https://license.doe.in.gov/.
  • Allow one to three weeks (given all licensure criteria are met) for Purdue University to certify and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) to grant the Indiana License.
  • After receipt of an Indiana Licensure, apply for out-of-state licensure (if desired).

 

*As of May 2022, Milestones are still being determined and only for informational purposes are defined as letters “A-E.”